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Don't Bet on New Gambling Law

Revenue generated might not be enough, some House members say



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    Gamblers hoping to roll the dice at a new casino in the area may be disappointed. Maryland lawmakers are now questioning a bill that could bring a new casino to Prince George’s County.

    The bill would allow a sixth casino to be built in Maryland, possibly at the National Harbor or Rosecroft Raceway. It would also legalize table games.

    However, some House members say the current gaming expansion bill may not generate enough money for state education programs.

    A subcommittee vote is expected later this week. The House has until midnight next Monday to pass the gambling legislation.

    According to the Washington Post, most of the Prince George’s County Council now back legislation for a referendum that would let voters decide in November if they want a full-fledged casino in the county.